While putting together the list, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s editors and consultants included parks whose landscaping in many cases rivals the stellar landscapes of the surrounding areas.
For some parks, wildlife viewing is a key part of the guest experience. At Eagle’s Rest Campground in Valdez, Alaska, guests are frequently treated to glimpses of eagles gliding over the campground, with spectacular mountains, waterfalls and views of Prince William Sound serving as the backdrop.
Some RV Parks strive to make their landscaping design as beautiful as the surrounding area. For example, Indian Waters RV Resort in Indio, California, boasts sprawling grass and desert vistas along with ponds and towering eucalyptus trees that harmonize with its surrounding desert landscape.
Many RV parks serve as jumping off points to scenic excursion. At Lake Mead Village on the shores of sprawling Lake Mead in southern Nevada, guests can go on sightseeing tours or hike nearby trails to take in some of the spectacular surrounding scenery.
Facts about Scenic RV Travel:
- According to USA Today, the most scenic place in the United States is Sedona Ariz., followed by the view of Pittsburgh, Pa., from Mount Washington and the Upper Mississippi River.
- DigitalCameraWorld.com advises photographers to take the time to get the shot just right. Travelers should get out of the RV, find the optimal position and, if possible, use a tripod.
- When planning a vacation based on scenery, travelers are advised to factor in the season. For example, trips to New England during the fall season are dramatically different than summer trips to that region.
The editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory chose the list of Top Scenic RV Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks.
In addition to in-depth listings of RV parks and campgrounds across North America, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory features travel itineraries, helpful maps and informative tips that RVers need for a journey anywhere in North America.
Top Scenic RV Parks
Eagle’s Rest RV Park & Cabins, Valdez
Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages, Indio
Oak Creek RV Resort, El Cajon
Santa Nella RV Park, Santa Nella
Deer Creek Valley RV Park LLC, Topeka
Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City
USA RV Park, Gallup
Fort Tatham RV Park, Sylva